Saturday Night time Dwell’s November 11 episode was epic: Not solely did Taylor Swift make her long-awaited return to the highlight, however Tiffany Haddish made historical past as the primary black lady slapstick comedian to ever host the present.
Take a look at the highlights from the present.
Taylor Swift Performs
Recent off the discharge of Fame, the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer reworked the set of SNL for her efficiency of “…Prepared for It?” the place she confirmed off simply how a lot she’s modified. Wanting sultry and vibrant, Swift slayed her set, dancing, singing and rocking a blinged-out microphone that appeared to have a snake on it. She later carried out an acoustic model of “Name It What You Need.”
Haddish kicked off her monologue by joking that despite the fact that her film, Women Journey, made historical past by “making 100 million plus,” she didn’t see that mirrored in her checking account. She additionally spoke about her troubled childhood, saying, “Actually although, earlier than I used to be in Women Journey, I grew up in foster care. And I wish to thanks to those that paid taxes between 1990 and 1999, as a result of for those who hadn’t paid your taxes, I wouldn’t be standing right here as we speak.”
She additionally hilariously praised Donald Trump for having envy-inducing wigs: “His hair is trying so good since he grew to become president! What sort of glue is he utilizing? As a result of when the wind blows, it don’t even transfer or nothing, that’s good hair proper there!”
In her greatest second of the night time, Haddish admitted she would most likely be reusing the white Alexander McQueen gown she was sporting whereas internet hosting, regardless of being warned to not put on the identical outfit twice. “This can be a $four,000 gown. I’m going to put on this gown a number of occasions. Actual discuss. You may see this gown in two sketches tonight!” She was true to her phrase — she hilariously walked on the set of “Weekend Replace” simply to point out off the gown.
“Properly, it’s a great weekend to remain inside because it’s 20 levels out and everybody you’ve ever heard of is a intercourse monster,” Colin Jost quipped through the information phase. Discussing latest inappropriate sexual relations allegations made in opposition to Roy Moore, Jost mused, “How are we nonetheless stunned that somebody who places the 10 Commandments up in all places doesn’t comply with them? What’s subsequent? It seems the man who all the time jokes about masturbating wasn’t joking about masturbating?” The final was in reference to the Louis C.Okay. sexual harassment scandal.
The spotlight was Cecily Robust’s Claire from HR, who gave Jost a pop quiz on methods to behave within the office, earlier than utilizing a doll to make him show the place males ought to maintain their penises whereas speaking to coworkers within the workplace. “I might say, maintain it in your pants,” Jost answered earlier than Claire enthusiastically responded, “Sure. Precisely, your penis by no means needs to be out of your pants at work.” Jost handed the take a look at, however Claire remarked that she’ll be again: “As a result of all of this isn’t only a scandal, it didn’t simply begin final week. It’s simply precise actuality for half of the inhabitants.” She then squirted Purell in her mouth.
‘Lion King’ Auditions
Within the funniest skit of the night time, celebrities auditioned for the upcoming Lion King remake that was introduced earlier this month. The actors confirmed off their wonderful impersonations through the display take a look at, which included Leslie Jones’ Oprah Winfrey enjoying Rafiki: “As we speak’s visitor, SIMBAAA.” Pete Davidson’s Eminem drew laughs as he manically paced across the set as he “auditioned,” whereas Haddish performed an uncanny model of Mary J. Blige.
On this hilarious sketch, Kenan Thompson attended GamerCon, the place he needed to play Dying Combat 12, a pretend avenue fighter-type sport, in opposition to the sport’s reigning champion, performed by Davidson. Whereas Davidson selected Scorpion X, whose tagline is “No mercy, solely ache,” Thompson was caught with Boo Boo Jeffries, performed by Haddish, whose weapon of alternative is her mouth and expressions. Boo Boo’s main type of assault was apparently thrusting her pelvis and saying, “Rihanna, Rihanna, Rihanna!” She even tried to have her sister’s wimpy husband, Mark, combat her battle for her — earlier than he will get punched within the abdomen by Scorpion X.
Saturday Night time Dwell airs on NBC Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET. Subsequent week’s episode can be hosted by Likelihood the Rapper and Eminem would be the musical visitor.
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